A soap maker’s fragrant life

Tang Yijia, a soap maker works out of a studio in Hangzhou set up by Hu Gefei startup. This June, she introduced a beautiful tea and sweet osmanthus soap that makes the perfect gift for tourists to remind them of...


Free medical services for rural folks

Doctors of a Chinese medicine hospital provide free health check and consulting to residents on Saturday. They will go to suburban villages around Hangzhou in coming months to bring free medical service to rural residents. Source: Hangzhou International Center


Tibetans receive clothes donated by Hangzhou people

Tibetan children hold clothes donated by Hangzhou residents. The first batch of 15,000 clothes, weighing 17 tons, have been distributed to families in Nielamu County of Tibet, which borders with Nepal and was hit by an 8.1-magnitude earthquake on April...


Hangzhou schools to add soccer to their curriculums

The Hangzhou Education Bureau plans to include soccer in school curriculums to teach children soccer skills and keep them physical strong. “Unlike sports officials who promote soccer for the purpose of competition, we want to make soccer a part of...


Ride-hailing companies stir up the market

ALTERCATIONS broke out again last week between drivers of ride-hailing companies Uber and Didi Kuaidi and mainstream cabbies, requiring police intervention. It was the latest in a series of conflicts caused by taxi drivers claiming the private car ride companies...


Choice Xixuan officially opens

The city’s first store for direct sales of imports jointly launched by Intime and Xiasha Cross-Border E-Commerce Park was officially opened on June 30. The number of visitors to the store averaged over 10,000 every day. People can buy by...


Work starts to build Hangzhou-Taizhou highway

A highway linking Hangzhou with Shaoxing and Taizhou is under construction and is scheduled to open to traffic in 2019. The 166.2-kilometer Hangzhou-Taizhou Highway will cost 38.43 billion yuan (US$6.3 billion) to build, 48 percent more than the previous budget....


Rainy season drags on while typhoons are brewing

Hangzhou weathermen yesterday warned of more rainstorms this week as three typhoons are forming in the western Pacific and will bear on China’s coastal provinces. Three tropical cyclones, Nangka, Chan-Hon and Linfa, are moving northwest and may have some impact...

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